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Chronology

  • 1885-1917
    1885~1917 chronology
    1885 Apr 10

    Gwanghyewon, Korea’s first modern hospital, was founded as a royal hospital

    Apr 23
    Gwanghyewon, renamed as Chejungwon
    1886 Mar 29

    Chejungwon opened the first medical school in Korea and accepted their first 16 students.

    1893 Jul 16

    Dr. O. R. Avison became the head of Chejungwon

    1894 -

    Management of Chejungwon was transferred to the American North Presbyterian Missionary Church.

    1899 Apr

    Dr. O.R. Avison opens Severance Union Medical College and Hospital

    1904 Sep 3

    Through a donation from Mr. L. H. Severance, the hospital was reconstructed and the medical education institution was finalized.

    1908 Jun

    The first seven graduates received the first doctors’ licenses issued by the Korean government

    1909 Jul

    Chejungwon Medical School renamed Severance Medical College

    1910 Jun 10

    The nursing school within the Severance Hospital which was run as a professional institute to train outstanding nurses produced the first nurses in Korea

    1913 -

    6 denominations including the North Presbyterian Church, North Methodist Church and the Canadian Presbyterian Church joined together and renamed the school‘Private Severance Union Medical School.

    1915 Mar 5

    Chosun Christian College established; first classes held at YMCA, first president Dr. H.G. Underwood, vice-presidentDr. O. R. Avison,

    1916 Dec

    Dr. O. R. Avison was appointed the 2nd President of the Chosun Christian College.

    1917 Apr 7

    Chosun Christian College accredited as "Private Yonhi College."
    "Severance Union Medical College" (Humanities, Mathematics and Physics, Business, Agriculture and Theology) newly accredited.

    May 14

    The school developed into the Severance Union Medical College Foundation.

    Sep

    The current location of the main campus was purchased in 1917 through a generous donation from Mr. John T. Underwood

  • 1918-1956
  • 1957-1979
  • 1980-1992
  • 1993-2005
  • 2006-Present